Los Angeles Rams training camp returning to UC Irvine
In a continued effort to drum up support from communities bordering their rediscovered home, the Los Angeles Rams will once again be holding training camp at UC Irvine.
It is the second consecutive summer that the Anteaters have hosted the Rams. Practices will be open to the public on 15 separate dates from July 29 to Aug. 17.
Select players determined by position will be made available to sign autographs at the end of each open session.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke had pursued a second team to join his in a new stadium in Inglewood, which is now scheduled to open for the start of the 2020 campaign after record rainfall delayed the project. The Chargers chose to move to Los Angeles after Measure C was voted down (the motion received only 43 percent of the vote). If approved by a two-thirds vote, the ballot measure would have helped to fund a new stadium in San Diego.
The Rams will continue to play their home games in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while the Chargers will host opponents in the intimate setting of StubHub Center in Carson.
A war for Los Angeles will soon be waged, but for now, the soon-to-be rivals will bring their fan bases together. The Rams and Chargers will hold a joint practice on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 4:30 p.m. That will also be Throwback day for Rams camp.
“Training camp is always an exciting time of the year and we’re looking forward to welcoming our fans back to Irvine for Rams football,” Rams coach Sean McVay said in a statement posted on the team’s website. “From a coaching perspective, we are eager to see the players transition what they learned during the offseason program to training camp, and our practice with the Chargers will be another great opportunity for us to prepare for the regular season.”
All open sessions will be free to the public. Prepaid parking is available through UCI for $10. On-site parking on the day of the event will be $14.
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